In an interview with the Italian editorial team of the Pressenza Agency, the former President of Tunisia and current President of the Human Rights Association of that country, Moncef Marzouki, was asked to comment on the case of Julian Assange, in view of the court’s decision which will be announced on January 4, 2021.

Recalling that he had invited Assange to his country when he was President, Marzouki described him as “a man who had done his duty, his duty as a citizen and human rights activist”. He added, “I took a clear position from the beginning when I was President of Tunisia and up to today, that the case of Assange is a clear violation of human rights”.

“The case has nothing to do with espionage. It is a political process aimed at intimidating people like Assange, who defend the free circulation of information” Marzouki added.

The complete interview, published by Cristina Mirra and produced by Alida Parisi on Zoom, was broadcast today on Pressenza’s French language channel on YouTube.

Translation by Jeannette A. Arduino, from the voluntary Pressenza translation team. We are looking for volunteers!